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Supporting 21st Century Student Learning and Well-being with comics: A Review of the Literature
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, , Ontario Tech University, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Online, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-55-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Comics, a form of pop culture and umbrella term encompassing comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels, can be a powerful tool to support student well-being and learning. (Yildirim, 2013). New programs for creating comics have opened a new door for student learning. A brief literature review was conducted on current research to review how comics can be used in the classroom and how they impact well-being alongside learning. This literature review uncovered several key themes of how pop culture supports student well-being including through play, empowerment, and identity formation. Comics support learning through a myriad of ways including acquisition of critical thinking, problem solving, language acquisition, and the global competencies for 21st learners. This paper reviews the themes that emerged along with recommendations for use if comics in the classroom and in pre-service education programs.

Citation

Laffier, J. & Luchka, L. (2021). Supporting 21st Century Student Learning and Well-being with comics: A Review of the Literature. In E. Langran & L. Archambault (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1269-1275). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 6, 2021 from .

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